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Welcome to Interconnection Research International ltd.
In terms of our personal qualifications, Interconnection Research International (IRI Inc.) is owned by a sole shareholder, Nicole Andrews, who has over 25 years direct experience in organizational management and reporting systems, client based and corporate training design and development, financial management and forecasting, and team coordination design and techniques.
Nicole has worked with an Industrial Training Committee (CITCs) – coordinating over 125 programs annually. She was responsible for not only the design and delivery of programs – but the financial management of federal and provincial funding of upwards of half a million dollars annually.
Following her involvement with CITCs, Nicole built a private vocational college from a greenfield site – ultimately taking the position of Dean – this private institution was very successful in capturing training programs with Human Resources Development Canada and promoting small business work shops for local businesses as well as regular programming.
In addition to coordinating the 2003 YIP program, and sponsoring the 2005-06, 2006/07, 2007/08, and 2009 programs, Nicole continues to work closely with youth at risk in the North Durham Region by providing guidance to the several youth-at-risk committees and centres.
Nicole Andrews, President and Founder of Interconnection Research International Ltd. (IRI Inc.), brings the strategic focus, vision and mature judgment gained during a successful career guiding the creation and implementation of hundreds of training/development programs, HR enhancements, and business advisory services to generate sustained positive results.
Leveraging diverse financial, business optimization and accounting expertise to a variety of entrepreneurial, training, and market-making businesses, Nicole’s experience has enabled her to significantly impact the profitability and growth objectives for organizations and individuals. In addition to business advisory and development, IRI Inc. has sponsored and coordinated Youth Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Readiness Programs in the GTA area since 2005/2006 with great success rates.
Among other significant previous positions, Nicole served as the Chief Executive Officer of a Community Industrial Training Committee (CITC), coordinating over 125 programs annually. She was responsible for not only the design and delivery of programs – but the financial management of federal and provincial funding of upwards of half a million dollars annually.
Nicole continues to work closely with youth at risk and business by providing training, guidance and business expertise. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Lake Superior State University, a Business Administration Diploma, Accounting and Finance, Certified A.M.C.T, Association of Municipal Clerk Treasurers of Ontario.
Youth Employment Readiness Program (YERP)
The mission of our team is to promote a rich participant environment that supports young adults who have chosen to make a difference in their own lives and their career choice. The team will collaboratively work together to provide development opportunities; promote clear thinking; engage in open and inclusive dialog; actively listen, reflect, and inquire; promote positive change; and understand the development of each individual’s leadership and personal planning skills.
In terms of tangible outcomes, we expect all who complete the program will achieve one or several of these outcomes concurrently:
- Apply for and obtain meaningful employment partially or wholly as a result of the personal development, applied workplace skills training, and placement experiences that will improve chances of landing a good job
- Determine best course of action, and apply for high school equivalency (GED testing and/or academic upgrading) at a local organization offering this, if the individual has not completed high school
- Determine best course of action, and apply for an apprenticeship or other applied workplace training/certification
- Achieve GED level in testing for college or university entry, and commence study at that level
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